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Voucher vs. Coupon: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
A voucher is a certificate used as payment or to claim a discount for a specific service or product, while a coupon offers a discount but doesn't act as direct payment.
Voucher vs. Coupon

Key Differences

A voucher is a prepaid token or certificate used to pay for a specific service or product, often as a gift or benefit, while a coupon provides a discount or deal but usually requires an additional payment to complete a purchase.
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Vouchers often represent a specific monetary value and can be used as a substitute for cash in certain transactions, whereas coupons typically offer a percentage off or reduced price on a product or service.
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In usage, vouchers are commonly issued by companies as part of promotional or loyalty programs, and may cover the entire cost of a product or service. Coupons, conversely, are frequently found in advertising materials and are used to encourage purchases by offering discounts.
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Vouchers can be gifted, providing the recipient the choice to select services or products up to a certain value, while coupons are generally used by the holder to obtain a specific offer or discount on a purchase.
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The terms of use for vouchers can be more rigid, often restricted to a particular store or service, whereas coupons tend to have broader applicability but may come with specific conditions, such as a minimum spend requirement or an expiration date.
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Comparison Chart

Function

Acts as a substitute for cash
Provides a discount on purchase
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Value Representation

Represents a specific monetary value
Typically offers a percentage off or reduced price
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Usage Context

Often used in loyalty programs or as gifts
Common in advertising and sales promotions
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Payment Method

Can cover the full cost of a service or product
Requires additional payment to complete a purchase
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Terms and Conditions

May have specific redemption locations
Often have conditions like minimum spend or expiry dates
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Voucher and Coupon Definitions

Voucher

A prepaid token given as a gift or reward.
I received a travel voucher from my company.
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Coupon

A part of a bond that entitles the holder to an interest payment.
The bond's coupon was due for payment in June.
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Voucher

A coupon used to claim something without extra payment.
This voucher entitles you to one free yoga class.
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Coupon

A detachable portion of a ticket or advertisement.
The concert ticket had a coupon for merchandise discounts.
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Voucher

A document representing a right to a particular service.
He redeemed a voucher for a free massage.
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Coupon

A promotional tool in marketing for discounts.
He cut out the coupon from the newspaper for a discount on shoes.
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Voucher

A token for a specific monetary value for services or goods.
The competition prize was a $50 shopping voucher.
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Coupon

A code or detachable part of a ticket, card, or advertisement that entitles the holder to a certain benefit, such as a cash refund or a gift.
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Voucher

A piece of substantiating evidence; a proof.
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Coupon

A periodic interest payment due to the holder of a bond.
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Voucher

A written record of expenditure, disbursement, or completed transaction.
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Coupon

The interest rate of a bond that pays a coupon.
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Voucher

A written authorization or certificate, especially one exchangeable for cash or representing a credit against future expenditures.
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Coupon

One of a set of small certificates that may be detached from a bond certificate and redeemed for interest payments.
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Voucher

To substantiate or authenticate with evidence.
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Coupon

A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accommodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, a discount, etc.
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Voucher

To prepare a voucher for
Properly vouchering each transaction.
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Coupon

A voucher issued by a manufacturer or retailer which offers a discount on a particular product.
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Voucher

To issue a voucher to
A company that vouchers employees when the payroll cannot be met.
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Coupon

A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.
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Voucher

A piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services.
This voucher can be redeemed at any Walmart in the state until March 31 2013.
A voucher for a free kettle
This voucher entitles the bearer to a 20% discount on frozen goods.
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Coupon

(finance) Any interest payment made or due on a bond, debenture or similar (no longer by a physical coupon).
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Voucher

A receipt.
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Coupon

The letter sent to parliamentary candidates at the 1918 general election, endorsing them as official representatives of the coalition government.
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Voucher

One who or that which vouches.
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Coupon

(Scotland) A person's face.
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Voucher

(advertising) A copy of a published advertisement sent by the agency to the client as proof of publication.
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Coupon

(manufacturing) A small sample of a bulk material, prepared so that test failure will be representative.
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Voucher

(historical) A mechanical device used in shops for automatically registering the amount of money drawn.
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Coupon

To use coupons to a such extent that makes the user actively looking for coupons in magazines, online and whatever they can be found.
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Voucher

(transitive) To establish the authenticity of; to vouch for.
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Coupon

A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.
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Voucher

(transitive) To provide a vouch for (an expenditure).
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Coupon

A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accomodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, or the like.
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Voucher

(transitive) To provide (a beneficiary) with a voucher.
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Coupon

A ticket or form allowing the bearer to purchase a specific quantity of rationed goods; - such coupons are typically issued by a governmental agency.
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Voucher

One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
Will his vouchers vouch him no more?
The great writers of that age stand up together as vouchers for one another's reputation.
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Coupon

A printed form, often distributed as part of an advertisement, entitling the bearer to purchase a specific item of merchandise at a discount; or, a similar form which may be submitted to the issuer to obtain goods or information. Such coupons may be issued by the manufacturer (manufacturer's coupon) or by a retail establishment; in the latter case they may then be redeemed only at that particular retail store.
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Voucher

A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind; also, any acquittance or receipt showing the payment of a debt; as, the merchant's books are his vouchers for the correctness of his accounts; notes, bonds, receipts, and other writings, are used as vouchers in proving facts.
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Coupon

A negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
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Voucher

The act of calling in a person to make good his warranty of title in the old form of action for the recovery of lands.
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Coupon

A test sample of some substance
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Voucher

A document attesting to a credit against certain defined expenditures; a recipt for prepayment; - often used in pre-arranged travel plans, to provide evidence of pre-payment of the cost of lodging, transportation, or meals.
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Coupon

A ticket offering a discount on a product or service.
She used a coupon to get 20% off her groceries.
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Voucher

Someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
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Coupon

A document that entitles the holder to a discount.
The magazine included a coupon for a free coffee.
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Voucher

A document that serves as evidence of some expenditure
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Voucher

A negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
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Voucher

A certificate that acts as a substitute for cash.
She used a voucher to pay for her meal.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

How is a coupon defined?

A coupon is a ticket or document that offers a discount on a product or service.
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Do coupons provide monetary value?

Coupons do not provide monetary value but reduce the price of items or services.
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Can a voucher be exchanged for cash?

Generally, vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash; they're used as payment for specific items or services.
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What is a voucher?

A voucher is a certificate or token that can be used as payment for a service or product.
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Are vouchers transferrable?

Most vouchers are transferrable unless specified otherwise.
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Are there digital coupons?

Yes, digital coupons are widely used and can be found on websites and apps.
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Where can vouchers be obtained?

Vouchers can be obtained through loyalty programs, as gifts, or purchased directly.
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Do vouchers have to be used in one transaction?

Some vouchers must be used in one transaction, but others can be used over multiple purchases.
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Can anyone use a coupon?

Yes, coupons can typically be used by anyone who holds them, subject to terms and conditions.
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Are coupons available online?

Yes, coupons are widely available online and in print media.
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Do vouchers have expiration dates?

Many vouchers have expiration dates by which they must be used.
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Can coupons expire?

Yes, most coupons have an expiration date.
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How are coupons distributed?

Coupons are distributed via newspapers, magazines, online platforms, and direct mail.
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Do all stores accept coupons?

Acceptance of coupons varies by store and the type of coupon.
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Are vouchers considered a form of currency?

While not actual currency, vouchers do represent a value for specific goods or services.
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Can coupons be combined with other offers?

This depends on the terms of the coupon; some allow it, while others don't.
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Can I use multiple coupons for one item?

This depends on the store's policy and the terms of the coupons. Some may allow it, while others may restrict it.
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Is a voucher the same as a gift card?

They are similar, but a voucher is typically for a specific service or product, while a gift card has a set monetary value.
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Can vouchers be redeemed online?

Many vouchers can be redeemed online, depending on the issuer's terms.
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Can I return a voucher?

Return policies for vouchers vary by issuer; some may allow it, while others may not.
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